COURSE CODE: MMS 172

COURSE TITLE: Audio in Multimedia

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Principles and techniques in audio design and production for multimedia

COURSE GOALS:

At the end of the course, the student should
  • Understand the basics of sound and how it works
  • Develop basic critical listening skills
  • Operate audio recording and editing software and apply principles and techniques for their effective use
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Unit I: Critical Listening
    • Module 1: The Human Ear and Psycho-acoustics
    • Module 2: Properties of Sound
    • Module 3: Sources of sound
    • Module 4: Health and safety
  • Unit II: Pre-production
    • Module 5: Songwriting/Scriptwriting and Rehearsals
    • Module 6: Acoustic considerations
  • Unit III: Production
    • Module 7: Microphones (and Audio Interfaces?)
    • Module 8: Cables and Connectors
    • Module 9: The Digital Audio Workstation
    • Module 10: Recording (and Synthesis?)
  • Unit III: Post-production
    • Module 11: Mixing, Editing and Mastering
    • Module 12: Presentation